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Projects.

The following are projects which the MHRRPA are currently or have been involved with.

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Pioneer Park Redevelopment

Currently the MHRRPA are working with the Shire of Mundaring, Friends of Pioneer Park and Lost Mundaring & Surroundings Local History Museum to enhance Pioneer Park. In the progress is the

  • construction of a fence to keep kids from running out of the Park alongside McVicar Place.

  • The addition of War Memorial and an Interpretation Panel.

  • The cleaning of the plaques

  • The construction of a Pioneer Park entry sign, to replicate the original from 1982. 

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ANZAC Day & Roll of Honour

On April 25, 250 local residents and dignitaries from the RSL, Shire of Mundaring Council, and Local Member Jessica Shaw, packed the Elsie Austin Pavilion for the relaunched Mount Helena ANZAC Day Service.

Eric Smith, President of the Mundaring RSL Sub Branch lead the march followed by veterans, and cubs and scouts from the Gidge - Hills Scouts.

 

During the service saw the unveiling of the WW1 Lion Mill Roll of Honour. It was a significant occasion as this important community memorial was placed back into the community, where it was unveiled in 1916 and hung proudly over countless ANZAC Services for over 60 years, til the demolition of the old town hall in 1981.

We thank all who attended and look forward to seeing everyone again in 2024.

Photo - Logan McNeil Media

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Whim Festival

Since 2008, the Mount Helena Residents and Ratepayers Progress Association, have been holding the bi-annual "Whim Festival". The "Whim" is a community festival that celebrates everything the Mount Helena and Districts community has to offer.

The Whim Festival will be returning in 2023!

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Mount Helena Aquatic Centre

Negotiations are ongoing with the Shire of Mundaring and Department of Education, to ensure the pool remains available to the public.

Jessica Shaw MLA has given $35,000 for a pool cover and former Federal Member, Ken Wyatt has given the centre the money to purchase lane ropes.

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140th Celebration Event

MORE than 250 of Mount Helena’s current and former residents gathered at Pioneer Park recently to celebrate 140 years since the settlement of the town. The celebration was put on by MHRRPA and Lost Mundaring & Surroundings Local History Museum. Local community groups from Mt Helena Swim, tennis and football clubs, Mt Helena Community Kindy, Mt Helena Primary School, Mt Helena Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Save Perth Hills and the Hills Billy Carts attended the special milestone.

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Elsie Austin Pavilion 

During the 2021 State Election, Jessica Shaw committed to giving $75,000 to improve the change and storage rooms, and kitchen for our Mount Helena sporting clubs. Jessica also committed, $15,000 to improve the area around the Elsie Austin Pavilion and tennis courts.

UPDATE - Jessica Shaw was re-elected and money is waiting for upgrades to begin.

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Mount Helena 
Skate Park

The Mount Helena Skate Park, Stage One has been completed.

There are plans by the Mount Helena Residents and Ratepayers to organize workshops for younger users of the park.

Federal Member, Ken Wyatt has given money to purchase lights, so that our youth can use the park at night.

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